Application deadline

January 15 (summer semester)
July 15 (winter semester)
August 20 (special arrangement for the winter semester 2020/21)

Study time

3 semesters or 5 semesters (part time)

Study title

Master of Engineering (M.Eng.)

Why study Master Surveying?

The Master of Engineering Surveying is a geodesy course of study that prepares students for a career in industrial and engineering surveying as well as for a career in higher administrative surveying. For this purpose, you will acquire in-depth knowledge in earth physics, statistics, industrial surveying, land management and geoinformatics. The target group are bachelor's graduates with a deeper interest in surveying and graduates of a university course with a focus on geodesy. The contents of the three-semester course of study have been agreed upon with representatives from the field of practice and the Ministry of Economics of Baden-Württemberg in such a way that the qualification for the legal clerkship for theHigher Surveying Administration Service is achieved. In addition, the course of study is kept flexible through additional options such as traffic planning or 3D city models and not only meets the future requirements of industry and administration, but also takes into account current problems such as the development of Smart Cities and modern sustainable mobility concepts

Graduates can expect a job market with a high demand for qualified engineers. Career entries succeed with comprehensive knowledge in industrial surveying (e.g. automotive industry or precision mechanical/optical field), at university as well as in research or teaching. Geodesists are also required in accident and crime scene surveying, which is part of forensics.

The Master's degree qualifies for a career in higher administrative service as well as for a doctorate.

Good reasons for a Master's degree in Surveying!
  • Very good career prospects
  • Enormously high range of interesting possibilities.
  • You are interested in further deepening the knowledge you acquired in your Bachelor's degree
  • A Master's degree opens additional doors, e.g. in public service and research
  • Qualification for the legal clerkship for the Higher Administrative Surveying Service
We accompany your studies
Good reasons to study with us!
  • Studies with high practical relevance
  • Part-time studies possible
  • Competent and committed professors, employees
  • Assistant lecturers from the private sector and from administrations for even more practical relevance
  • 9 laboratories with extensive and modern equipment
  • Intensive contacts to partner universities at home and abroad
  • Foreign languages and soft skills
  • Applied research
We accompany your studies!
11

Professors teach with competence and experience, manage laboratories and drive research

12

Employees support teaching and exercises with their specialist knowledge, supervise laboratories, measuring equipment, hardware and software

7

Assistant lecturers for even more practical relevance in teaching

Messung im Projekt Ingenieurvermessung (Master Vermessung)

Skills

What do you have to bring?

  • An above-average degree - grade average 2.5 or better - from a German university or a comparable foreign university with at least three years of standard study in the profile Surveying and Geoinformatics.
  • Thirst for knowledge and interest in processes on and in the earth that are relevant for geodesy.
  • Openness, willingness to work together with other disciplines in interdisciplinary teams

What do we offer?

  • A sound training in the above-mentioned key areas
  • Intensive contact with the teachers through small groups
  • Mediation of contents in practical project work
  • Exciting business contacts at home and abroad
  • Most modern measuring instruments and software
  • Numerous laboratories with extensive equipment and competent support
  • The opportunity to study abroad
  • Learning foreign languages
  • To acquire further soft skills for a professional life as an executive

Study

10%

Deepened basics

17%

Engineering Surveying

18%

Landmanagement

56%

compulsory elective incl. Master thesis

The completely modularized course of study can be completed full-time (3 semesters) or part-time (5 semesters). By grouping the main subjects Engineering Surveying and Landmanagement, the course can be started in the winter semester as well as in the summer semester. In all modules, rhetoric, presentation techniques, scientific and interdisciplinary work and teamwork are encouraged. Competences in marketing, leadership and management can be acquired in interdisciplinary elective courses.

Summer semester: Engineering Surveying

Geodesy, measurement data analysis, engineering geodesy, project work engineering surveying and elective courses.

Semester
1-2

Wintersemester: Landmanagement

Landmanagement, real estate cadastre, spatial and urban land use planning, land readjustment, geodata management, project organisation and project control, project work landmanagement and elective courses.

Semester
1-2

Elective courses

In both specialisations, compulsory modules of 20 credits must be completed. A further 10 credit points per specialisation are to be acquired in elective subjects. These can be chosen in consultation with the Dean of Studies, the courses offered in all master's degree programmes at the HFT Stuttgart or other universities. This strengthens interdisciplinarity.

Semester
1-2

Final semester & Master Thesis

In the final semester, the focus is on research work and the Master's thesis. With the final Master's thesis, students show that they can independently work on a chosen project in a scientifically sound manner within a given time and complete it successfully. Tasks result from research work of the professors or from cooperation with practice. Suggestions from students are gladly taken up. The Master's thesis can of course also be completed at partner universities or companies abroad. The master thesis must be presented and defended in a seminar.

Semester
3

Our professors encourage us to carry out experiments independently and also to take paths that are not considered to be common practice. In this way we can learn from our tasks and grow from them. Even if one or the other measuring process does not run as expected, we are always driven to keep trying and learn from our mistakes, I appreciate that very much.

[Image: Anna-Maria Kunzi]
Anna-Maria Kunzi Students in Bachelor Surveying and Geoinformatics

Theses

Stays abroad

For students, it is more important than ever to acquire additional qualifications through their own experience abroad during their studies.

A stay abroad

  • offers the chance to enrich the individual education,
  • offers the opportunity to make contacts and expand networks
  • leads to many new experiences,
  • promotes the examination of cultural traditions,
  • improves intercultural competence and foreign language skills
  • strengthens personal character traits such as the ability to work independently, flexibility, initiative and assertiveness.

So you can be abroad

  • either for a study semester
  • and/or write your thesis there.

A stay abroad is explicitly supported by the course of studies! In the field of surveying and geoinformatics at the HFT Stuttgart there are numerous international university partnerships and other foreign contacts to companies and institutions.

For the preparation and planning of a semester abroad you can contact the International Office university or the international representative of the surveying department Prof. Dr. Paul Rawiel.

Partner universities

Especially studying at a partner university during an exchange semester offers the following advantages:

  • simple application procedure
  • regulated recognition of services
  • no tuition fees
  • facilitated access to student accommodation

Federal University of Paraná Curitiba Brasilien
University of El Salvador San Salvador El Salvador
Cundinamarca University Barrancabermeja Kolumbien
Technologico de Monterrey Monterrey Mexico
Autonomous University of Yucatan (UADY) Yucatan Mexico
Anna University Chennai (Madras) Indien
CEPT University Ahmedabad Indien
Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management Trivandrum Indien
University of Kerala Thiruvananthapuran Indien
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) Jahor Malaysia
Istanbul Technical University Istanbul Türkei
University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy Sofia Bulgarien
Ecole Supérieure des Géomètres et Topographes (ESGT) Le Mans Frankreich
Università degli Studi di Parma Parma Italien
Technical University Riga Riga Lettland
Moscow State University of Geodesy and Cartography Moskau Russland

Other foreign contacts (companies and institutions)

Strydom & Associates Land Surveyors Windhoek Namibia

 

Hughes Surveys & Consultant Inc. New Brunswick Kanada
Cyra Technologies Oakland USA
Flatirons Surveying Inc. Boulder USA
Meridian Surveying Engineering Inc. San Francisco USA
Woods Land Surveying San Diego USA

 

Ed. Züblin AG Singapur Singapur Singapur
United Surveyors Pte. Ltd. Singapur Singapur
Wang & EF Tan Associates Singapur Singapur

 

Qasco Surveys Pty. Ltd. - seit 2013 übernommen von der AAM Group South Brisbane, Queensland Australien
School of Geography Planning and Environmental Management St. Lucia, Queensland Australien
ERSIS Australia South Brisbane, Queensland Australien
Survey 21 Pty. Ltd. Camberwell, Victoria Australien
Yasco Northern Surveys Pty. Ltd. Stuart Park Australien
Trimble New Zealand Riccarton, Christchurch Neuseeland

 

Aalborg University, Department of Development & Planning Aalborg Denmark
GEODE Chambery France
Jaques Boch - Geometry Expert D.P.L.G. Chambery France
APR Services Ltd. London United Kingdom
Initial Land Surveys, Central Depot Sheffield United Kingdom
European Academy Bolzano Bolzano Italy
Geometer Josef Raffeiner Appiano Italy
SISCAM S.r.l. Florence Italy
Societa Generale Di Topografia S.r.l. Reggio Emilia Italy
Vorarlberg Illwerke AG Bregenz Austria
Engineering consortium surveying AVT ZT Imst Austria
GIS Market Support Association Moscow Russia
NAVGEOKOM Moscow Russia
Trimble Nordic Danderyd Sweden
Leica Geosystems AG Heerbrugg Switzerland
Terra Vermessungen AG Zurich Switzerland
University of Zurich-Irchel, Institute of Geography Zurich Switzerland
STRAT geodetse storitve d.o.o. Velenje Slovenia
Catalonia Carographic Institute Barcelona Spain

 

Funding / Scholarships

In addition to BAföG, scholarships can also contribute to the financing of studies. The HFT Stuttgart supervises two scholarships:

  • HFT scholarship
  • Germany Scholarship

Further information can be found under "Financing".

Application & admission

The application for the Master's programme in Surveying is done online.

The prerequisite is an above-average degree - grade average 2.5 or better - from a German university or a comparable foreign university with at least three years of standard study in the profile Surveying and Geoinformatics.

Prospects

Our graduates have a wide range of career opportunities, both as independent engineers and in management positions in business and public administration. The main focus on landmanagement and engineering surveying qualifies them for various fields of geodesy. Both in the classical fields of geodesy as well as in new fields of work resulting from digitalisation, the energy revolution or the development of smart cities, young professionals are urgently sought. So an interesting and diverse field of work is waiting for you.

 

Fields of activity

  • as self-employed engineers
  • as a salaried employee or employee in companies or public administration
  • Qualification for a legal clerkship for the higher surveying administration service is achieved with the Master degree
  • Employees in industry (e.g. automotive industry, keyword "mobility")
  • research and development

Since my master's degree, I have been constantly working as a student trainee in various companies. Thus I immediately found a job or was taken on.

[Image: Fabian Müller]
Fabian Müller LBBW Immobilien Kommunalentwicklung GmbH

Facilities & Laboratories

  • Laboratory for Geodetic Measurement TechniquesDetails
    Messungen beim Integrierten Mess Projekt (IVP)
  • Laboratory for Building Information Modeling in Surveying and Geoinformatics (BIM-VG)Details
    Vermessung und Geoinformatik BIM 3D-Modell
  • Laboratory for Geodetic Data ProcessingDetails
    Vermessung und Geoinformatik Auswertung Laserscanning
  • Laboratory for Engineering Measurement TechniquesDetails
    Laserscanning
  • Laboratory for interoperable, and open-source Geospatial Software, Data and Standards (HFT ICA-OSGeo-Lab)Details
    Vermessung und Geoinformatik Auswertung Geoinformationssystem (GIS)
  • Laboratory for Image Understanding and Earth Observation Sensors (LIMES)Details
    Studierende an Bildschirmen
  • 3D Fabber-LabDetails
    Studenten der Informationslogistik am 3D-Drucker
  • Industry 4.0 LaboratoryDetails
    Messkammer Virtual Reality Industrie 4.0 Labor
  • Laboratory for Sensor and Identification SystemsDetails
    Schlauer Klaus Industrie 4.0 Labor Informationslogistik
  • Advisory Board Geodesy of the HFT StuttgartDetails
    Gruppenbild Fachbeirat Geodäsie der HFT Stuttgart
  • Exercise areas & survey pointsDetails

News

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All events

First measurement exercise under COVID-19 conditions started at the HFT

one by one to the presence exercise

Under strict conditions and with special permission from the rector, the first "COVID-19 Exercise" started on 4.6.2020 at the HFT Stuttgart.

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Geoinformation systems provide information on the current spread of the corona virus

Contents of the Bachelor of Surveying and Geoinformatics and Master of Surveying are useful in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic

Where do how many diseases occur? Where can new infections be expected in the further course of the disease? How must medical resources be distributed? How can supply chains of important goods, for example food, be influenced by corona-related restrictions?

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COVID19-Dashboard des Robert Koch Instituts (RKI) am 15.04.2020

GIS project week

Students experiment with "Geoinformatics tools"

In mid-December, about 40 students of the 3rd and 4th semester in the Surveying and Geoinformatics course of study took a one-week break from normal lecture activities. During this time, mostly groups of five students in the practice-oriented Geoinformation Module (IGP) dedicated themselves to project work in the department of web-based geoinformation models.

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Vermessung und Geoinformatik Auswertung Geoinformationssystem (GIS)

Maiden flight

Geomatics department of the HFT Stuttgart receives state-of-the-art surveying drone

The Geomatics Department has recently become the proud owner of a new surveying drone. The unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for professional surveying purposes was personally received by the 5-member pilot team of the Geomatics Department at the end of November.

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Vermessungsdrohnen-Pilotenteam des Studienbereichs Vermessung

Congratulations on the VDI award!

Theresa Möhnle receives award for best final thesis in natural sciences

Theresa Möhnle received a VDI study prize from the VDI Württembergischer Ingenieurverein e.V. for her final thesis in the master's degree course in surveying at the HFT Stuttgart.

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Verleihung des VDI Preises an Frau Möhnle durch Prof. Dr. Riedel im Beisein von Prof. Dr. Gülch

Contact person

Paul Rawiel
Paul Rawiel paul.rawiel@hft-stuttgart.de +49 711 8926 2529
Susanne Hilligardt susanne.hilligardt@hft-stuttgart.de +49 711 8926 2606